Glamorous Actress Melanie Varnavas


Glam·or·ous 

[glam-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive,especially in a mysterious or magical way.
2.
full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity:





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Really like Amanda Holdens dress sense, glamour, but with elegance, That's me.





Just had my favourite from dominoes pizza, the pepperoni passion of course.




"Proper preparation prevents poor performance"





Melanie Varnavas
Agent details: www.mediacelebrityservices.co.uk
Born in London to greek cypriot parents, it was at a later age of 15 that I discovered my passion for acting.
After 2 years on a waiting list, i finally got into the well known Annascher Theatre in Islington. In my 6 years there, Annascher taught you all you need to know about television and theatre. Improvisation was also a key factor in its teaching methods. Whilst at Annascher i also completed my BA Hons degree in Drama and Media arts at St Mary’s College, the University of Surrey.
At the start of my acting career, one of the highlights was performing at the Almedia theatre. I then went on to do commercials for the Discovery Channel, short films and photographic work where I appeared on the front cover of dixons catalogue.
After taking a break from acting for 4 years working in retail management, I always longed to do acting again, so I pursued my acting once again and have been building up my profile ever since aiming to be successful at what i love to do.
In 2009 i was cast as the lead female Simeone in a short film called Pre-commitment by Trinityxproductions, written and directed by Trevor Garlick. It went on to become a award winning short film, where it won 4 awards around the international festivals in 2010 which included a award of excellence at the accolade film awards in the US, and winning at the Swansea Bay, heart of England, and Ireland film festivals. This was a very proud moment for Me. it went on to be sold on DVD and in February 2012 it got its first distribution from another country which was in Germany, i am very happy how well its gone on to do internationally.
My greek cypriot background and mediterranean looks have given me opportunities on a wider range of parts. I even appeared in a short film where I had to speak some greek!
I am very passionate about my acting and aims to be successful at it through hard work and lots of determination







Grease is on, favourite film of all time, think I know most of the lines!





Would love to be cast in something like Dallas, lots of glamour and great characters and plots.We need a British version of Dallas!






Follow your passions, believe in karma, and you won't have to chase your dreams, they will come to you.



Showreel





17.4.13 Melanie just about to do her first catwalk,  at a fashion show at the Embassy in Mayfair, for a fundraising event celebrating 100 years off Bollywood.






The stylist said he was going for the Nicole scherzinger look here. look at the transformation for the fashion show!








Melanie Varnavas and the tradition of kissing Ms Santa

Melanie Varnavas as the Kissing Ms Santa
photography by Tim Slader

The photos below form part of an ongoing project by Tim Slader focusing on the life, dreams and stories of residents on the Durand Close estate in Carshalton.


Tim has been working with Melanie and other actors and some residents depicting real or imagined episodes around the area.



The images of Melanie's character Ms.Santa were from a story told to Tim 


 The man had a tradition at Christmas of always kissing any Santa Claus he met.


One year he met a girl at a party 
Of course he had to kiss her as she was dressed as Ms Santa

Of course this was by far his very favourite kiss !

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Tim's ultimate aim is to reproduce the photos as an exhibition and as a book when the old estate is finally demolished .





New Headshots and Acting pictures

photography by Craig Topham 2013







Chiwimerican 

by  on Aug.04, 2011, under Acting Jobs
Here is episode 2 of 3 of Chiwimerican where I feature as the Greek girl not to be messed with! It’s a comedy of 3 episodes directed by Chris Chung, Silver Koi films. I very much enjoyed doing this scene, found it very hilarious to do. You will even get to hear me speak a bit of Greek!  Do watch also the other two episodes to see the complete version. Here is the link to episode 2, hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it.

Chiwimerican : Episode 2 of 3




SilverKoiFilms Uploaded on 3 Aug 2011



Do watch also the other two episodes to see the complete version.






Melanie Varnavas featuring in Young O - We Rockin' We Rollin' ft. Scorcher music video


Melanie Varnavas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXiVFlabgDk. Here it is the music video I'm featured in as one of the model's. great track by Young O ft scorcher-we rockin' we rolling' you can see me 2minutes 36 and 2min 47 sec in:-)


Young O - We Rockin' We Rollin' ft. Scorcher

Published on 8 Sep 2013
Music Video by Young O performing 'We Rockin' We Rollin'. (C) BlackEagle Music 2013.
Get a copy of 'We Rockin' We Rollin' on iTunes -https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/we-...






Melanie Varnavas features in exciting new Video Competition


Guess what we gave the models shoot

by  on Sep.12, 2013, under Acting Jobs
I Got chosen to be one of the models for a photo shoot, at the shoot me and the other models are surprised to be given a gift by a man who is the “guess what we gave the models presenter” . I can not reveal to you what I was given as its all part of the competition. Watch the link to see me and other models receive the gift, and if you want to be a part of winning the prize money and gift you can comment what you think it is !! It was a fun shoot to be part of, and got some nice modelling shots from it too.


To enter the competition please go to the YouTube site 

to add comments

Guess What We Gave The Models


Published on 7 Sep 2013
GUESS WHAT WE GAVE THE MODELS

This is a real competition.

To win, guess what the gift was and write
your answer in the comments below.

The first six people to get the correct
answer will win $1,200 plus the gift itself.

The winners will be announced in 18 days.

Good luck!

www.GuessWhatWeGaveTheModels.com



Melanie Varnavas - Update on her recent Music video’s and Catalogue Photo-Shoot with behind the scene photos



In the last month Melanie has worked on a couple of Asian music video’s where she is featured in both. In one of the video’s she's acting as a violinist in a romantic Bengali song.
As Melanie's look is so diverse, she's lucky to be cast to work in the Asian genre. Yesterday she was chosen to do a catalogue shoot for a Mahir London, Europe’s leading Asian wear mail order company. She Modelled over 20 outfits for the new season catalogue which will be out very soon. Melanie said "It was such a great experience and I really enjoyed it, felt very glamorous All day. Had my hair and make-up done by Saamia Khan and her teaching assistant from (Saamia Khan training academy) Jane Sarwar. Beautifully done hair and make-up and very glamorous just how I like it!"













Sneak peek at Melanie Varnavas's latest music video she is featured in


Melanie Varnavas

The Music video In which I was one of the two featured females is out soon, here's the teaser for it.

Fun Shun Teaser HD

Published on 26 Nov 2013
Upcoming Singing Sensation Simar Padda
Video Director Bittu Khangurha




Melanie Varnavas in Simar Padda's Fun Shun music video + behind the scenes photos

Here's the link to the 1st Asian music video that I'm featured in called Fun Shun by Simar Padda. Was a good experience




Featured in music video Fun shun


by  on Dec.07, 2013,


Here is the Asian music video I am featured in by singer Simar Padda-Fun Shun. The music video is directed by Bittu Khangurha. It was my first Asian music video, and a good experience, a fun shoot to be a part of.




Latest punjabi song Fun Shun


Published on 6 Dec 2013
latest punjabi song fun shun by Simar Padda





Behind the scenes photos




















Make up time for Fun shun video directed by Bittu Bittu Khangurha — with Kay Aujla and Melanie Varnavas.





Melanie Varnavas's Asian Catalogue Photo-Shoot













See page above or click here for more photos and contact details





















As Melanie's look is so diverse, she's lucky to be cast to work in the Asian genre. Yesterday she was chosen to do a catalogue shoot for a Mahir London, Europe’s leading Asian wear mail order company. She Modelled over 20 outfits for the new season catalogue which is out now. Melanie said "It was such a great experience and I really enjoyed it, felt very glamorous All day. She her hair and make-up done by Saamia Khan and her teaching assistant from (Saamia Khan training academy) Jane Sarwar.




Video of Melanie appearing in Yapital banking commercial


Melanie Varnavas shared a link.



If the video below is no longer there, go to the Yapital website and click the top circle on the right hand side, if it changes too quickly reclick the circle and the video will reappear to play.





VIDEO YAPITAL ESSENCE ENGLISH 140813 B2C








Melanie Varnavas


Check out the latest advert I did for motorola about the Christmas giftface, worked with award winning Weber Shandwick. My character was the devastated woman!!
Here's the link to view it.
http://youtu.be/P82Lofk6zpw







#GiftFace... when the face just says it all



Published on 23 Dec 2014
Sometimes we can't help but have the truth written all over our faces. When we open a gift, there are those first fleeting seconds where our face says how we really feel.
This....is #GiftFace
Sometimes our #GiftFace can show elation, excitement and surprise... at other times it might be more like devastation or disbelief.
This festive season, snap and share your #GiftFace, we want to see them all... the good, the bad and the ugly!
Disclaimer: nobody was harmed during the filming of this video (not even the girl who cries a bit)


23rd April 2015: My First Interview with Melanie Varnavas



Hi Melanie, 
Thanks for agreeing to answer all my obscure questions, so to start with..

Katching My I: Please describe yourself in 3 words
Melanie: Loyal, Caring and Glamorous



Katching My I: Who was you first celebrity crush?
Melanie: First celebrity crush: grew up watching snooker with the family so have to say 7 times world champion Stephen Hendry.



Katching My I: Your favourite holiday destination?
Melanie: For now Greece.



Katching My I: Your favourite Football team?
Melanie: Arsenal.



Katching My I: Your favourite band/group?
Melanie: Cold Play.



Katching My I: Favourite high street shop/designer label?
Melanie: Top Shop but the one in Oxford Circus mainly, if I'm shopping your most likely to find me in there.



Katching My I: Favourite Solo artiste?
Melanie: It's a hard one but favourite solo artist of all time is Madonna.



Katching My I: Favourite website?
Melanie: Mine!! www.melanie-varnavas.com oh and yours!



Katching My I: Favourite TV programme?
Melanie: Eastenders.



Katching My I: Date of Birth?
Melanie: 16th May 1981.



Katching My I:Favourite Actor?
Melanie: Tom Hanks.




Katching My I: Favourite Actress?
Melanie: Julia Roberts.


Katching My I: Do you have any Tattoos?
Melanie: No tattoos.



Katching My I: Best advice ever given to you? 
Melanie: That actions always speak louder than words.


Katching My I: First Acting role? 
Melanie: First acting role for tv/film would be the award winning comedy short film Pre-commitment where I played the lead female Simeone.




Katching My I: Fav food?
Melanie: Greek meat balls. (Keftedes)



Katching My I: Fav colour?
Melanie: Pink!


Katching My I: When did you first start acting? 
Melanie: I started quite late compared to other actors. At the age of 15 I put myself down on the waiting list of the well known Anna Scher theatre in Islington, finally started attending when I was 18. I did all my training for the next 4-5 years but then took a break from it and worked for Ann Summers for 11 years! It wasn't until 2009 that I decided to take my acting seriously.





Katching My I: Anyone else in your family ever acted? 
Melanie: No other family member has ever acted, I'm the first!


Katching My I: What music will you listen to today? 
Melanie: Music I will listen to today, I have to say I mainly put the radio on and flick through the channels, so mainly commercial music.


Katching My I: What TV programme would you most like to be in? 
Melanie: My dream is to be in Eastenders!!



Katching My I: Who would you like to act with? 
Melanie: So many actors I would love to work with, have to say Michael Caine, I feel like I would learn a lot from him.


Katching My I: Do you play any musical instruments? 
Melanie: No musical instruments.



Katching My I: What is the proudest moment in your career so far?
Melanie: The proudest moment of my career so far is being a part of the award winning short film Pre-commitment directed by Trevor Garlick/Trinity X productions, where I played the lead female. It won 4 awards around the festivals and even came out to purchase on a DVD.



Katching My I: Favourite Film?
Melanie: Grease.


Katching My I: Fav film genre?
Melanie: Comedy.

Katching My I: Thanks so much Melanie, I really enjoyed our first interview. 
Melanie: That was interesting!! But I enjoyed it.
Many thanks Nick, look forward to seeing my first interview on your Blog.


Melanie Varnavas is featured in John’s Song 

Music Video 23.6.15




Featured in John’s Song Music Video


by  on Jun.22, 2015,
I was cast by director Jessica Pearce (Jessica Pearce productions) in the music video of John’s song, Inspired ft. Dr John Demartini. Demartini is a well known U.S lecturer on human behaviour. Composed also by dashal beevers, The song is about discovering your personal mission, and not letting challenges you face hold you back. It’s also about Gratitude and love, being thankful for what you have. It’s a very positive song.
Here is the link to the music video, I’m featured 1 minute 44 seconds in. My role was to show expression of positivity and gratitude, showing through looking at myself in the mirror that I value myself.
It’s a beautiful music video overall, enjoy


John's Song - Inspired ft. Dr John Demartini
Published on 21 Jun 2015
We're passionate about helping people find their mission. We have set up a charitable trust, which all proceeds from the sale of the songs will go into. This will be used to support many charities that help people discover their mission or get back on track.

John's song is about discovering your mission, not letting challenges you face hold you back.

Making it work for good causes

We're passionate about helping people find their mission. We have set up a charitable trust, which all proceeds from the sale of the songs will go into. This will be used to support many charities that help people discover their mission or get back on track

Scroll down for lyrics.

Songs available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/joh...

http://johnssong.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnssongoff...
https://twitter.com/JohnsSongs_
https://instagram.com/JohnsSongs_

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Petite Model Management 
Meet Melanie. She is of Greek Cypriot descent and is featured in the music video John's Song. Welcome to the Petite family 
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Really pleased to be accepted in here's my favourite shot taken by Evie.
As well as having my acting agent, I am very pleased to have been accepted into a new modeling agency that is for petite models only. I have previously done photographic/modeling work for Dixons catalogue and various other catalogue work, therefore it would be great to do more of it on the side, whilst focusing with my acting career. Attached is my favourite shot taken by petite model management photographer Evie. Petite model management is founded by Lauren Attwood.




From the Petite Model Management photo-shoot, Picture taken by piers photography
MUA: Olivia Jane Russell 




Video of highlights of Melanie Varnavas at Petite model management photo-shoot


Published on 4 October 2015

Say hello to Melanie from our first group shot on location in Canary Wharf. Thanks to Miglio Jewellery for Supplying the amazing collection for our models.







Video of highlights of Melanie Varnavas at Petite model management photo-shoot


Published on 4 October 2015
Say hello to Melanie from our first group shot on location in Canary Wharf. Thanks to Miglio Jewellery for Supplying the amazing collection for our models.













8.12.15 Photos: Melanie Varnavas from the 


Petite 



Model Management 




photo-shoot at Canary


 Wharf by @Myphotosmiles 








Photos: Melanie Varnavas's photo shoot for 

@her__boutique with @PetiteModelMngt 



From shoot with hair/makeup by and photography by
Xmas night out wearing my LBD Photographer: Hair/makeup:





Modelling with for Kim highneck LBD/shaggy coat available at






Melanie Varnavas confessions of a model - 

Cosmopolitan magazine




The confessions shoot.Wearing Dress Photography:Laura Allard-Fleischl





I'm on page 30 in the March issue of cosmopolitan magazine out today.






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The confessions shoot.Wearing Dress Photography:Laura Allard-Fleischl





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Melanie Varnavas Throw back to shoot wearing Ann Summers corset with Clinique makeup.

Throwback 2shoot wearing corset with makeup.Worked for annsummers 11 years, favourite corset.